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My Sharona dominating J/111 Worlds

Published on June 18th, 2015

Newport, RI, (June 18, 2015) – It was a productive day at the 2015 J/111 World Championship with three more races completed for the 25 teams. George Gamble’s My Sharona continued their hot streak from yesterday, posting a 4-3-1 today to extend their lead, now sitting 15 points ahead of Bob Hesse’s Lake Effect.

The weather forecast was benign enough- winds of 6-9 kts from the SSW all day with skies clearing in the afternoon. After about an hour postponement, the seabreeze filled in from the classic southerly direction offshore. Once the winds averaged 5 kts, Ida Lewis YC PRO Peter Garard sent off the fleet on the first of three windward-leeward races. By the late afternoon, the breeze had built into the 8-12 kts TWS range, making for excellent, incredibly tightly-packed racing.

With MY SHARONA seemingly now with an unassailable lead, the fight for second could become the game as only 8 points separate the next five boats. The J/111 Worlds finish on Friday with two more races planned in what appears to be steady SW breezes offshore of Newport.

Current Standings (Top 10 of 25; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. My Sharona, George Gamble , USA – [9] -8 -2 -1 -4 -3 -1 ; 19
2. Lake Effect, Bob Hesse , USA – 10 -12 -3 -2 -3 -4 -[20] ; 34
3. Partnership, David and Maryellen Tortorello , USA – 3 -10 -10 -4 -1 -7 -[11] ; 35
4. Kashmir, K. Brummel / S. Henderson / M. Mayer , USA – 11 -[26] -6 -8 -5 -6 -3 ; 39
5. Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman , USA – 18 -1 -1 -5 -[19] -10 -5 ; 40
6. Jelvis, Martin Dent , UK – 1 -6 -14 -7 -[15] -8 -6 ; 42
7. Wind Czar, Richard Lehmann , USA – 8 -3 -[15] -3 -9 -15 -7 ; 45
8. Wooton, William Smith , USA – [17] -2 -4 -11 -16 -5 -10 ; 48
9. Wicked 2.0, Douglas Curtiss , USA – 5 -[19] -13 -13 -7 -2 -13 ; 53
10. Perseverance, Bennett Greenwald , USA – 4 -[14] -7 -12 -12 -11 -9 ; 55

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